|Artist's rendering of the functional principle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1mrA1PV)|
This technology enables the manufacture of renewable energy for transportation vehicles such as airplanes, automobiles and others. European scientists applying simulation to create the innovative energy.
|The Solar-Jet reactor can turn carbon dioxide, water and concentrated sunlight into jet fuel. (Picture from: http://rsc.li/1pX75kf)|
Scientists involved simulating sunlight at a temperature of nearly 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit, converting and separating water and carbon dioxide into synthetic gas. This gas comes from hydrogen and carbon monoxide.
|Schematic of the solar reactor configuration for the 2-step solar-driven thermochemical production of fuels. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1udkHaF)|
The synthetic gas can be turned into kerosene. Scientists develop these findings for four years under the SOLAR-JET (Solar chemical reactor demonstration and Optimization for Long-term Availability of Renewable Jet fuel) project. Reportedly also, currently the scientists were able to create a bottle solar jet fuel, but the subsequent development is expected to generate more solar-powered jet fuel.
Scientists are working to improve the technology to produce solar based jet fuel as much as 20 thousand liters per day. If the researchers can do it, then cars, aircraft and other vehicles will use cheap fuel and exhaust emissions are a lot cleaner. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GIZMODO]
|End products, turning sunlight, water, and CO2 into jet fuel. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1udkHaF)|